Welcome to Sofia tour

FREE TOUR
Duration
2.5 hours
Destination
Sofia
Travellers
16

Welcome to the capital of Bulgaria! Welcome to Sofia tours- free

Tour Highlights:
♦ A free tour to welcome you to our wonderful city
♦ Sofia is filled with interesting history
♦ Discover the best of the ancient capital
♦ Visit numerous sites in a short period of time
♦ Learn about the secrets of Sofia
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What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Return Location
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday at 10:00
Price includes
  • A guides tour of amazing places
  • English speaking tour guide
Price does not include
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Meals and beverages not included in the tour description
  • Private transfers
  • Travel and medical insurance*

Welcome to Sofia tour

  1. Meeting Point: ,,St. Alexander Nevski” Cathedral

A short lecture about its history

  1. “St. Sofia Basilica and the monuments of the Unknown Soldier, Tzar Samuil and Ivan Vazov:

Short lectures about each of them(including but not limited to):

the tree-hanging bell of Saint Sophia Basilica

– the story of Tzar Samuil’s blinded soldiers

– the novel ,,Under the Yoke”

  1. Sofia Opera and Ballet

A short lecture about its history, its most notorioius stars through the years and the highlights of its current repertoire

  1. ,,Malko Tarnovo” street(the street with the stairs)

One of Sofia’s best spots for a quick photosession

  1. St. George and the dragon graffiti installation(Triaditsa str. 3 behind the Ministry of Energy)

A short lecture about the legend of St. George and the dragon

  1. ,,Banya Bashi” mosque

A short lecture about its history

  1. Sofia Synagogue

A short lecture about its history and the history of Jews in Bulgaria

  1. Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph(to be precise, just the view to its backyard, in which archaeological excavation can be spotted)

A short lecture about its and the excavation’s history 

  1. Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers and the surrounding ,,Serdika” Ancient Complex(with a view to the Statue of St. Sofia)

Short lectures about each of them(including but not limited to):

– the hypothesis of Vasil Levski’s burial inside St. Petka Church

– short history of the Roman city of Serdika

– what the Statue of St. Sofia symbolizes(official theory vs. interpretations of its critics)

  1. ,,St. Nedelya” Church

A short lecture about its history(including but not limited to):

– how the deadly assault in 1925 was prepared and executed

  1. ,,St. George” Rotunda

A short lecture about its history

12.,,The Triangle of Power”(Council of Ministers, Former Communist Party HQ and Presidency”) – common lecture location: hopefully, a shadow from the trees next to the fountain in front of the Presidency

A short lecture about these buildings (including but not limited to):

– Former Communist Party HQ fire and removal of its five-pointed star in 1990

– information about the schedule of the Ceremonial Changing of the Guard of the Presidency

  1. The site of the recently dismantled ,,One Person” art installation

Short lectures about the history of:

– the former Tzar’s Palace(now the National Art Gallery) across the street

– the Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum, its underground system and the three failed attempts for its demolition

  1. National Theatre ,,Ivan Vazov”

A short lecture about its history and the highlights of its current repertoire

 The ,,Wall of Glory” in front of Theatre 199

Short lecture about the most prominent Bulgarian actors and directors and Bulgaria’s favourite movies of all time  

  1. ,,Crystal” Garden and the monument of Stefan Stambolov

Short lectures about:

– how ,,Crystal” Garden got its name and how its famous round hole was formed

who Stefan Stambolov is and how his assassination happened

  1. Bulgarian Parliament

A short lecture about the history of the building and short quiz with trivia questions like ,,Guess what age is our youngest MP”, ,,What percentage of the MPs are women” etc.

  1. End Point: ,,St. Alexander Nevski” Cathedral

Covid19 Update: Restaurants in the area of Plovdiv are with limited capacity until further notice, due to the state of emergency in Bulgaria.
It’s recommended that you check with us prior to your trip or go to this link for up to date information. You can also prepare sandwiches or small snacks sold everywhere in Sofia.

Attire: Comfortable shoes are recommended as the some of the streets are cobbled.

Photos
Photos are allowed everywhere with the exception of churches.

Cash is important
Please have cash with you as not all places accept debit / credit cards and ATMs.

Food: There are numerous restaurants in the area that offer authentic food. We will have time to stop and enjoy a nice lunch.

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      Welcome to Sofia tour

      Duration
      2.5 hours
      Destination
      Sofia
      Travellers
      16

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